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Christian Brothers Automotive Opens New Location In Mooresville »

July 28, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mooresville, NC – Christian Brothers Automotive, the automotive repair shop creating a positive "culture shock" in town with its commitment to honesty and integrity, opened a new location this week situated at 688 Brawley School Road in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Located on Brawley School Road between Brawley Middle School and Parkway Plaza and across from Peninsula Baptist Church, the nearly 5,000 square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby with a home-charm décor that features leather couches, decorative lighting, artwork and hardwood floors. Christian Brothers also offers a new courtesy shuttle vehicle to transport you to and from work or home while your vehicle is being serviced...

Learning Express Toys Partners With Southern California Charities »

July 25, 2014 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Learning Express

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Devens, MA - Annually, LE Toys franchisees gather at the end of June to order toys for the holidays. Along with announcing long-term charitable partnerships at the Convention, LE Toys also partners with local organizations in need of toys. The Convention location changes annually, and this year LE Toys is pleased to support the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center (Rancho Mirage, CA), along with Shelter from the Storm (Palm Desert, CA), and Olive Crest (Palm Desert, CA). Toy vendors dismantled the booths at the end of the Convention and gave more than $10,000 worth of toys to these charities.
"Since our founding, we have helped more than 20,000 children," says John Thoresen, executive officer of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center...

Mcdonald's® New York Tri-state Announces Competition Lineup For First Annual Mcdonald's B-Boy Royale »

July 25, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: McDonald's

Eight award-winning dance crews to battle it out at New York City's biggest breakdance competition of the year.
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Iselin, NJ – McDonald's New York Tri-State has announced the all-star lineup for its first annual McDonald's B-Boy Royale, New York City's largest breakdance competition of the year. Held on August 16 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the event will feature eight award-winning Asian American breakdance crews from across the nation battling it out in a head-to-head tournament for the chance to win a grand prize of $3,000. The competition will be hosted by Korean American rapper and YouTube sensation Dumbfoundead, who will also perform tracks from his latest album...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Fifth Virginia Beach Location »

July 25, 2014 at 9:58AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Virginia Beach on July 16. Franchise owners Martin Anderson and Clark Stallings, along with restaurant operator Daniel Hoggard, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 20 to support Young Life.
The new restaurant, located at 1909 Landstown Centre Way, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Young Life.
"I've had the opportunity to be a part of the Jersey Mike's brand for nearly four years now," said Hoggard. "Growing along with the company and overseeing several shops has been a great experience and I'm looking forward to this new location in Virginia Beach...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Release And Conference Call »

July 25, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results before the opening of financial markets on Friday, August 8, 2014.
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results and discuss its corporate strategies and outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Second Quarter 2014 Conference Call and Webcast
Friday, August 8, 2014
10:00 a...

Chipotle Unveils Chef And Music Line-Up For Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth Festival »

July 25, 2014 at 8:35AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Amos Lee and O.A.R. to Headline; Lakewood Brewing Company to Craft Exclusive Ale
DALLAS - July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the celebrity chef and music line-up for Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth, which is making its southern debut on Saturday, October 18 in nearby Irving, Texas at Lake Carolyn. The one-day festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, a Kids' Zone with games and other activities that emphasize fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients. Admission is free.
Celebrity chefs lined up for the event include Matt McCallister (FT33 in Dallas); Omar Flores (Casa Rubia in Dallas); Kent Rathbun (Abacus in Dallas and Jasper's in Plano, Houston and Austin); Paul Qui (Qui and East Side King in Austin); Sean Brock (Husk in Charleston and Nashville, and McCrady's in Charleston) and Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner in New York)...

Link Staffing Services Congratulates Hank Baldridge On 20 Years Of Service »

July 25, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - July 25, 2014) - Link Staffing Services, a national provider of temporary staffing and productivity solutions, celebrates Hank Baldridge and his 20 years of commitment as a Link Staffing Franchise Owner in Oklahoma City. Hank began his career with Link Staffing in 1994 and has since been partnering with local companies to fill their needs for skilled crafts and trades, light industrial, general labor, and clerical employees.
Vice President of Franchise Operations, Michelle Bearden, said, "Hank consistently operates with the highest standards of quality service to Link's clients and safety for Link's employees. Meeting or exceeding client expectations and treating people with respect and dignity is what it is about for Hank...

Learning Express Toys Announces Its Vendor Award Winners »

July 25, 2014 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Learning Express

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Devens, MA – Annually in various locations, Learning Express Toys hosts a franchise-wide Convention. The entire Learning Express Toys family, including store owners, store managers, home office employees, and vendors, gathered in Palm Springs, CA, last month. While there, LE Toys presented its top vendors with awards.
"Learning Express Toys is fortunate to work with wonderful vendors who understand our business and are interested in being true partners," says Lisa Visco, Vice President of Merchandising at Learning Express Toys. "The Awards Banquet is one of our favorite events of the year and allows us to showcase and recognize all that our vendors do to help make Learning Express Toys a special and fun place for our customers...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend »

July 25, 2014 at 8:26AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of GNC Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") authorized and declared the quarterly cash dividend for the third quarter of 2014 of $0.16 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 12, 2014.
About GNC Holdings, Inc.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."
The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships...

Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results »

July 25, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

- Acquired Progressive Finance, Leading Virtual Lease-To-Own Company
- Total Revenues of $672.5 Million
- Net Earnings of $8.5 Million; Diluted EPS of $.12
- Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.37
- $50 Million in Potential Annual Cost Savings Identified
- Progressive Continues to Exceed Expectations
ATLANTA - July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014.
For the second quarter of 2014, revenues increased 22% to $672.5 million compared to $550.5 million for the second quarter of 2013...

East Coast Wings & Grill Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day »

July 25, 2014 at 6:52AM PDT | Source: East Coast Wings & Grill

Award-Winning Chicken Wing Franchise Offers Buy Six, Get Six Wings Promotion 
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - July 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ - In honor of the 37th annual National Chicken Wing Day on Tuesday, July 29, the upscale, award-winning chicken wing franchise, East Coast Wings & Grill, will be celebrating by offering a buy six wings, get six wings free promotion for dine-in customers, at all participating locations. Customers will have the option to purchase bone-in or boneless wings.
"With chicken wings being a staple of our brand, we are excited to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day with our customers," said Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings & Grill. "2014 marks the 50 year anniversary since the conception of the first chicken wing and East Coast Wings & Grill is proud to be part of the growing industry...

Fresh To Order Fires Up Menu With Bison Burgers »

July 25, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Fresh To Order Introduces Bison Burgers to Its Cool Burger Menu and Offers Up New Seasonal Salad Fruit Toppings and Desserts for a Limited Time at Fresh To Order
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 - With the summer heat comes burger season, which oftentimes conflicts with keeping in shape for swimsuit season. For Fresh To Order (f2o) guests, enjoying the new bison burger is the best of both worlds. Once a limited time offer, the bison burger will be a tasty option for summertime and beyond for only $10.90, served with a salad and fresh toppings.
Made with fresh ground bison, dried cherries and a few trade secrets; served with baby field greens, horseradish aioli and caramelized onions, the burger clocks in at fewer than 600 calories...

Arooga's & Mohegan Tribe Break Ground For First Of 15 New England Restaurants »

July 25, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy & Chairman of the Tribal Council Kevin Brown Join Arooga's President and Co-Founder Gary Huether, Jr., Co-Founder Mike Murphy and Franchise Sales Head Keith Swade
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mohegan Tribal Nation – Arooga's Franchising, LLC and The Mohegan Tribe, who announced a franchise agreement in May, broke ground in Uncasville, Connecticut yesterday on the first of 15 planned Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar restaurants in New England.
President and Co-Founder of Arooga's Gary Huether, Jr., Arooga's Co-Founder Mike Murphy, head of Arooga's Franchise Development Keith Swade and other Arooga's team members joined Kevin Brown "Red Eagle," Chairman of the Tribal Council, as they welcomed Governor Dannell Malloy and other state and local officials to the future site of the restaurant which will be located on the Norwich-New London Turnpike, adjacent to Mohegan Sun...

Chester's International Opens 13 New Locations In June »

July 25, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Chester's

July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Birmingham, AL - Chester's International started the summer with a splash opening thirteen new restaurants in June. Chester's partnered with local retailers in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and the Island of Saint Kitts.
"The tremendous growth Chester's experienced this past June is very exciting," stated Brian Simmons, Regional Operations Manager for Chester's International. "The continued expansion of the Chester's brand is a true testament to the strength of the Chester's program offering. I know that each one of these new restaurants has the tools need to be a huge success in their respective market."
Fans of Chester's delicious fried chicken can now satisfy their chicken cravings at the following new Chester's restaurants:

Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores in Dodge City, KS
Lucky J Travel Center in Teague, TX
Riverside Express in Augusta, ME
Corning Quick Stop in Corning, AR
Brothers Market in Denver, IA 
Port Orchard Chevron in Port Orchard, WA
Doe Valley Food Mart in Mountain City, TN
The Depot in Victorville, CA
Caribbean Cinemas in Basseterre, St...

EXIT Realty: First-time Homebuyers Savings Plan »

July 25, 2014 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Future Homeowners Can Start Saving For Buying A Home
Culpeper, Virginia (Grassroots Newswire) July 22, 2014 - Now that Virginia has put in place a tax free savings plan for first-time homebuyers, consumers can begin to think outside the box. When a child is born, not only can parents or grandparents set up a college fund, but now they can plan for the purchase of that child's first home!
This new plan allows up to $50,000 to be contributed to a savings account by any Virginian and can increase in value up to $150,000. The funds in the account can be put towards closing costs or other "eligible costs" on the purchase of a new home by any first-time homebuyer that the account holder designates or by the account holder themselves...

Gray Plant Mooty Attorneys Assist With New Uniform Law Commission Digital Assets Policy »

July 25, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Gray, Plant, Mooty

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Congratulations to Gray Plant Mooty lawyer Jim Lamm, whose recent work with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) proved instrumental in the adoption last week of the commission’s Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA). Jim was assisted in his efforts by ULC commissioner, and GPM lawyer, Gene Hennig, who served on the bill’s drafting committee and saw the bill through nearly three years of discussion, drafting, and revision.
Currently, service providers like Facebook and Google are under no legal obligation to allow fiduciaries (e.g., personal representatives of deceased person’s estates, conservators, agents acting pursuant to a power of attorney, and trustees) access to digital assets belonging to the deceased or incapacitated...

Roetzel Attorney Jack C. Morgan To Speak At Upcoming Conferences »

July 25, 2014 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: Roetzel

July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roetzel Partner Jack C. Morgan will speak at two conferences in the coming weeks, appearing on July 25, 2014 at the 28th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School and on August 6 at the Annual Chemical Spill Certification School.
The Environmental Permitting Summer School takes place at the Marco Island Marriot from July 22 – 25, 2014 and is sponsored by Bureau Veritas Group. Mr. Morgan will discuss the legal pros and cons of accreditation as an ISO 1400 company. ISO standards have been designed to assist organizations worldwide in managing their environmental requirements and in ensuring that their environmental policies and practices conform with their missions and goals.
The Annual Chemical Spill Certification School takes place in Key West, Florida, and features discussions on a wide range of topics, as participants from agricultural and heavy industrial businesses from throughout Florida gather in order to earn certification in the handling of chemical spills...

40 Gray Plant Mooty Lawyers Named 2014 Minnesota  »

July 25, 2014 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: Gray, Plant, Mooty

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - July 7, 2014 - The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that 32 of its lawyers have been named 2014 "Minnesota Super Lawyers" and 8 have been named 2014 "Minnesota Rising Stars." These attorneys will be recognized in the August issues of Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine, Twin Cities Business, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, as well as the November issue of Super Lawyers Business Edition.
The polling, researching, and selecting of "Super Lawyers" is designed to identify Minnesota lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of Minnesota lawyers receive this honor.
GPM's 2014 "Minnesota Super Lawyers" include:
JC Anderson (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate)David Bahls (Tax)Kathryn Bergstrom (Business Litigation)Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop (Health Care)John Brower (Mergers & Acquisitions)Ann Burns (Estate Planning & Probate)Michael Cunningham (Business Litigation)Dean Eyler (Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Appellate)William Fisher (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)John Fitzgerald (Franchise/Dealership)Susan Gaertner (Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar)Michael Gray (Franchise/Dealership)Richard Hackett (Employee Benefits/ERISA)Gene Hennig (Business/Corporate)William Klein (Business/Corporate)Gaylen Knack (Franchise/Dealership)John Krenn (Business Litigation)Phil Kunkel (Banking)James Lamm (Estate Planning & Probate)Dean LeDoux (Litigation, Employment & Labor)Carl Crosby Lehmann (Employment & Labor)Charles Maier (Business Litigation)Craig Miller (Franchise/Dealership)Bruce Mooty (Mergers & Acquisitions)John Nichols (Employee Benefits/ERISA)Kirk Reilly (Franchise/Dealership)Matt Shea (Estate Probate & Planning, Estate & Trust Litigation)Daniel Shulman (Antitrust Litigation)James Simonson (Business Litigation)Michael Sullivan Jr...

Roetzel's Beverly Grady Addresses The Florida Municipal Attorneys Association At Annual Seminar »

July 25, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Roetzel

July 21, 2014 - On July 26, 2014, Beverly Grady, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel's Fort Myer's office, will speak at the 33rd annual seminar of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Ms. Grady will speak on the topic "Zoning in Progress" – a presentation on the authority of municipalities to apply newly enacted development requirements on pending development.
Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Grady focuses her practice on environmental, zoning and land use, administrative, governmental relations, permitting issues and real estate matters. Ms. Grady holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubble Law Directory and is named to The Best Lawyers in America ® for Zoning and Land Use, Real Estate Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, and Government Relations Law for 2014...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Indialantic Location »

July 25, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Indialantic, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Indialantic on July 16. Franchise owner Bryan Price, along with general manager Harrison Freese and marketing manager Nadine Smith, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 27 to support Candlelighters of Brevard.
The new restaurant, located at 100 Fifth Avenue, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Candlelighters of Brevard.
"Opening our doors in Indialantic is very exciting especially since the roots of Jersey Mike's go back to a small beach town in New Jersey," said Price...



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